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-old alyssa byrne disappeared during a new year's eve celebration with friends in soul -- south lake tahoe. her body was fund yesterday morning. reporter: good evening. alyssa's father, kevin byrne, is still trying to deal with the loss of his little girl, and today a fundraiser in her honor to help other families that may be dealing with the pain of a missing child. >> she was one of the most energetic people i've ever known in my entire life. >> kevin and greg byrne are struggling to come to terms with their loss. >> alyssa touched the hearts of so many people. reporter: alyssa byrne went to the snow globe music festival on south lake tahoe on monday night and had not been seen since. yesterday the disturbing news no one was prepared to hear. a utility worker found the body of alisa byrne ten feet from the road. police believe she may have chosen to walk. >> she will be missed by us every day, every day. reporter: all reflections on alyssa turned to her free spirit and strong will. both reflected at an early age. >> she was a great baseball player. >> at 12, assist la was -- alyssa was t
school, the alma mater of alyssa byrne. she was found in the snow this morning, almost four days after she went missing. we have several reports tonight. we begin in petaluma with nbc bay area's kimberly tere. >> reporter: good evening. hundreds of people came 0 out to pay their respects to alyssa byrne. many left behind candles and notes and flowers and told us how devastating this loss is to the community. >> she was always smiling and laughing. she was the kind of person who lived her own life. it breaks my heart to see her gone. >> she's an amazing person. >> reporter: those who knew 19-year-old alyssa byrne, and even some who did not, gathered at her alma mater to honor her. the teenager who graduated in 2011 disappeared in south lake tahoe where she was with some friends for new year's. her body was found this morning. >> it was hard to hear because it was not something i expected. and i didn't think that this was going to be the conclusion. >> you see it on tv all the time. you never think l it will happen to your family but when it does, you get a hole in your heart. >> reporte
's department searches snow-covered stateline nevada for 19- year-old alyssa byrne. >> her description fits a lot of people appear that night, with black your pets, and black ski jacket. black -- yoga pants... that describes about one- third of the girls that were of. that night. >> catherine: and now deputies are offering a one- thousand dollar reward in the search for alyssa. she was attending "snow globe," an electronic music festival is south lake tahoe that was held over the new year's holiday. she was reported missing here's the last picture taken of alyssa. her parents say they sent her a text monday night.but she didn't respond. her mother is understandably distraught. >> keep everybody sprayers and good thoughts here is no other option she is coming home. >> catherine: alyssa's father, who lives in tahoe, along with her friends, is helping search the area where she was last seen. deputies say they have no leads, but there are some clues they're investigating. and the we have three events. she got on a shuttle bus to come back to the horizon casino and her friends returned, separate
the body of alyssa byrne. he is deceased. >> investigators in the south lake tahoe area announce a tragic ending to the search for missing 19-year-old alyssa byrne of petaluma coming in the last 30 minutes at a news conference in nevada. >> her body was discovered this morning not far from the music festival she attended at lake tahoe community college. she told friends she was headed back to the horizon casino in nevada. we have coverage on the sad story. we begin with katie marzullo in the newsroom. katie? >> the undersheriff walked to the podium and quickly and calmly revealed the heartbreaking news at 8:30 a utility worker found the body about 10 feet from the road over a snowbank. >> we just if the last few moments confirmed identity of alyssa byrne. i have notified her father. the investigation continues at this time. we still do not suspect any foul play. any inquiries as to causef o death will be at a later time by the county sheriff. >> you heard him say they do not suspect foul play and he says her body has no outward sign of trauma, that she was wearing the clothes she was last
of alyssa burn. most so young and new to the idea of loss. they gather at a vigil in petaluma. the teenager's body was found in the snow in south lake tahoe. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. hundreds of friends and relatives shared their grief and affection for alyssa including her brother who gave his heart felt thanks for everyone's efforts to find her. abc7 news reporter john alston is live at casa grande high school in petaluma. john some. >> carolyn, the candles continue to burn at the school and people are still stoping by to pay their reports. earlier this whole area was packed, and what made this vigil so powerful and poignant were all of the people and the near complete silence. for more than an hour, the crowd of a hundred stood there and barely said a word. toward the end alyssa burn's brother got up to thank everyone. >> all we need to focus on is moving forward and just healing, but we need to focus on the healing. from the bottom of my heart and the bo the tom of my family's heart i want to say thank you. >> thank you. >> they came to casa grande high school where she g
by phone with one of alyssa's friends who is up with of the last people to see her. he could tell that something was wrong. this afternoon, authorities released this photo of 19-year-old alyssa burn, taken on new year's eve the night she vanished. you at no time anything was amiss. but micah alex, a hometown friend of alyssa ran into her in the lobby of her hotel. >> she seemed intoxicated or urns the influence of some type of drug. she seemed not herself. she is a happy girl. >> reporter: alyssa and her friends were in tahoe for the music festival. police are looking through surveillance video looking for clues. her mother is in home in petaluma surrounding by family and friends awaiting any news. >> all we needs is just one phone call of someone recognizing her and putting the pieces together. so please keep spreading her photo around. >> reporter: authorities say there are no major breaks in the case. the sheriff's department gave an update on the search. >> we identified the phone numbers that were called from her phone before midnight and we have contacted or are in the proce
cadaver de alyssa byrne, de 19 aÑos de edad, fue encontrado cerca de un banco de nieve al sur de la ciudad south lake tahoe. take vo ---esta noche en petaluma, cientos de personas se congregaron en la preparatoria "casa grande" para recordar a la joven, horas despues de recibir la noticia de su muerte. take 2 box ---mayra tostado nos tiene todos los detalles... adelante mayra. 0:01 0:07 0:17 1:34 1:47 take pkg fue una maÑana de abrazos y de lagrimas para la familia de una adolescente de petaluma que desaparecio el primero de enero en south lake tahoe luego de asistir a un festival de musica.. paul howell - vocero, oficina del alguacil, cdo. douglas "we have recovered the body of alyssa byrne.. she is deceased" hoy, las autoridades confirmaron que alyssa byrne, de 19 aÑos de edad, fue encontrada muerta. el cadaver de la joven fue descubierto alrededor de las 8 y media de la maÑana en un banco de nieve, a unos diez piez de una carretera.. segn la policia, un trabajador del municipio que viajaba en un camion fue quien encontr el cuerpo. "the investigation continues, at this time we still d
. it was not foul play but a tragic end nonetheless for missing 19-year-old alyssa burn. her body was found today at a snow bank in lake tahoe. debora villalon is live where people showed up at her old high school. >> reporter: the candles still glow, there's messages of memories and balloons. >> alyssa yes you are better than me. >> reporter: fellow lacrosse players flocking to the field where alyssa burns played for three years. >> it's amazing to see how many people she touched and how many people loved her. >> reporter: older brother greg representing his family expressed thanks for the community's support. but it's a community in shock mostly silent, words inadequate for why a vibrant beloved teenager would die alone separated from her friends in the snow. >> her favorite animal was a turtle. so we got turtles with her initial. >> reporter: two friends got inked in alyssa's honor. >> always know where your friends are at all times. >> reporter: and say there's also a lasting lesson in her loss. >> just be aware, be aware. she was so young, it's hard. >> she just loved her brother, always wor
19-year-old alyssa burn. her body was found today at a snow bank in lake tahoe. debora villalon is live where people showed up at her old high school. >> reporter: the candles still glow, there's messages of memories and balloons. >> alyssa yes you are better than me. >> reporter: fellow lacrosse players flocking to the field where alyssa burns played for three years. >> it's amazing to see how many people she touched and how many people loved her. >> reporter: older brother greg representing his family expressed thanks for the community's support. but it's a community in shock mostly silent, words inadequate for why a vibrant beloved teenager would die alone separated from her friends in the snow. >> her favorite animal was a turtle. so we got turtles with her initial. >> reporter: two friends got inked in alyssa's honor. >> always know where your friends are at all times. >> reporter: and say there's also a lasting lesson in her loss. >> just be aware, be aware. she was so young, it's hard. >> she just loved her brother, always wore his clothes to school. >> reporter: alyssa's
to the hospital with unknown injuries. >> still ahead on kron four news weekend. a memorial for alyssa byrne. the petaluma teen whose body was found in south lake tahoe. we'll have more on that story. >> a gun show attracts thousands to the cow palace this weekend. we'll explain why there was a rush to buy ammunition. >> and if you ride bart today, you may see something missing on passengers. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. >> it's a rush to buy ammunition at this weekend's crossroads of the west gun show at the cow palace. people came out in droves yesterday for the start of the gun show. for many, long lines meant long waits to buy ammunition and weapons. but for many, the wait was worth it. potential new gun laws influencing the sale of record turnout. >> i have never had a crowd like this were seeing this concern. >> everybody is stocking up. it just like mayan calendar. thinking that time is going to run out >> still ahead,the crossroads of
, justine waldman sat down with alyssa's mother today - justine? >> reporter: alyssa's mother does not think she ranaway, or that someone would want to hurt her daughter. all she wants to think about is getting her daughter back home as soon as possible. >> there is no other option she is coming home >> reporter: for the mother of missing teenager alyssa byrne. every moment without her daughter brings tears. kim byrne is trying to stay strong during the most difficult time of her life. for new years eve, alyssa went to south lake tahoe for the snowglobe music festival with a group of friends. a rave concert. her parents didn't really want her to attend. >> not crazy about her going, at 19 you have to trust your kids you can't hold them back >> reporter: for some reason, alyssa left her friends and went back to their hotel. then vanished. >> surviellnce shows her in the hotel lobby. get up to go and that is the last anyone has heard from her alyssa usually texts or calls her parents to check in. >> reporter: now they have not heard from her in days. and her cell phone goes right to voicemail.
if the last few moments confirmed identity of alyssa byrne. i have notified her father. the investigation continues at this time. we still do not suspect any foul play. any inquiries as to cause of death will be at a later time by the county sheriff. >> you heard him say they do not suspect foul play and he says her body has no outward sign of trauma, that she was wearing the clothes she was last seen in and her body was not covered and found on a walking route from the concert where she was with her friends back to her hotel a few miles away but the investigators say many people made the walk because there were long lines for the shultz -- shuttle buses. the body was seen because the utility worker was in an elevated truck. they do not know why they slimed over the snowbank. investigators are looking for the last people to see alyssa byrne alive. they no longer believe anyone talkd to her at the hotel after the concert. witnesses who originally said that, must have been mistaken. >> katie, thank you. the terrible news came as family, friends and businesses here at home, gear up to suppor
morning. >> the 19-year-old alyssa byrne disappeared after leaving the snowglobe music festival in south lake tahoe. her father is searching for her after she failed to return to the horizon casino in nevada. we are live in petaluma with the latest on the story. >> the ultimate good news is that alyssa byrne has been found. her father is up there watching the search-and-rescue effort. he is very impressed by what he is seeing. here in petaluma, the entire town seems to be rallying around the missing girl. >> 2,585 members strong. with more adding on every minute. >> the father is amazed at facebook response. a couple of sightings since noon yesterday on the "find alyssa byrne page." she disappeared after going to a concert with friends. the last call was 11:30 and was seen at the hotel at midnight. then nothing. her mother is staying behind in petaluma in case she turns up here. word this morning is investigators will check bank records. >> at this point, they were considering even going door to door in the casinos to do a door to door-to-door check. 20 friends have driven to south lake
. alyssa byrne's body was found friday morning. behind a snowbank. along a road in south lake tahoe. police say she may have lost her way in the dark while trying to walk to her hotel from a music festival. and froze to death with temperatures going as low as zero degrees faherenheit. kron 4's alecia reid went to petaluma today. to find out rallying to support byrne's family. >> reporter: the money in this box is for alyssa byrne's funeral expenses and will go straight to her family. >> we're just honored to be involved in it to help in any way we can to offset the grief they're going through. >> it's affected everybody, those that know her and those that didn't know her. your heart can't help but melt when you look at her mother. >> reporter: a lot of people that walked into 'beyond the glory' to leave a donation did not know alyssa, but they rolled in one after the other >> it's a tragedy. it's aweful. it's a terrible loss to her family and friends. >> my best friend's daughter who i'm very close to was close to her and she was the last person that saw her. orter: abigail balf is also a f
crews planned on searching for alyssa byrne in the snow this morning. but before they left. she had already been found. the last time the el dorado county sheriff's department says 19-year-old alyssa byrne was seen. eve. that is until her body was spotted friday morning. ten feet off pioneer trail near black bart avenue. lieutenant pete van arnum says she was fully clothed. he says a tatoo helped identify her body. byrne was found about five miles away from this hotel. where the sheriff's department says she was staying with friends and family. byrne was in town for a three day music festival at lake tahoe community college. >> we do not know if it was hypothermia. >> reporter: at this time, investigators don't know if she got lost walking back to the hotel from the concert. or, went for a walk. investigators also say some witnesses tell them that byrne was intoxicated that night. it's still not clear how she died. byrne's body has been taken to sacramento for a forensic autopsy. which the sheriff's department says will be performed this weekend. live in south lake tahoe, philippe d
>>> 90 minutes ago we learned authorities found the body of petaluma teenager alyssa byrne. what we've learned about the investigation. >>> an exclusive look at an effort to crack down on crime. >>> and what it takes to make the cut as a police officer -- at noon. >>> it's an ending we did not want to see. >> a short time ago, the search for a missing petaluma teenager, alyssa byrne, ended as authorities say this morning, they found her body. >>> douglas county sheriff's investigators in nevada confirmed the news no one wanted to hear. the body of 19-year-old alyssa byrne was found in south lake tahoe just a few miles away from the concert venue where her friends last saw her. allie rasmus is live in the newsroom now. so alley, do they suspect foul play? >> reporter: no, investigators say they do not. but they are still trying to figure out exactly what happened to the teen. 19-year-old alyssa byrne disappeared while attending the snow globe musical festival on new year's eve in south lake tahoe. she left her friends around midnight to walk back to the hotel where they were staying.
hard. >> friends of alyssa burn. most so young and new to the idea of loss. they gather at a vigil in petaluma. the teenager's body was found in the snow in south lake tahoe. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. hundreds of friends and relatives shared their grief and affection for alyssa including her brother who gave his heart felt thanks for everyone's efforts to find her. abc7 news reporter john alston is live at casa grande high school in petaluma. john some. >> carolyn, the candles continue to burn at the school and people are still stoping by to pay their reports. earlier this whole area was packed, and what made this vigil so powerful and poignant were all of the people and the near complete silence. for more than an hour, the crowd of a hundred stood there and barely said a word. toward the end alyssa burn's brother got up to thank everyone. >> all we need to focus on is moving forward and just healing, but we need to focus on the healing. from the bottom of my heart and the bo the tom of my family's heart i want to say thank you. >> thank you. >> they came to casa gran
. >> remembering 19-year-old alyssa byrne who went missing in lake tahoe. coming up. we'll hear from her father. >> plus, one northern calforniatake a look and see if you can spot why the pilot had trouble! >> your going to want to stick around. a record sticking performance. and as the 49ers blow away the green bay packers. colin kaepernick, his record tonight. they are on their way to their championship, details coming up. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmm, tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >> hundreds of friends, family and classmates of alyssa byrne came together for a memorial service at the high school she graduated frombyrne died after she left a new years eve music festival at south lake tahoe. the
. >> sprint's and > ulffriends anf alyssa byrne are more and her loss. despite the cold weather last my. hundreds of them gathered for a candlelight vigil at the high-school she graduated from. her friends say that they are having a tough time coming up to terms that she is dead. >> her friends said she was very popular and nice to everyone that she met. she used to call her friends turtles, so, you can see here, they got matching turtle tattoos and her memory. >> a pair of fundraisers this week as a benefit alyssa's family. to get you more news faster, will go to our solo reporter mike pelton. >> today the fund raiser runs from 9 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. tonight this will be as " beyond the glory " sports bar and grill in petaluma. over the past several days we have seen such an outpouring of support for her and her family. there were tears and hugs last night when they came to remember the girl. this is definitely an opportunity for people to help the family financially. >> stay with kron 4 as we continue to follow the investigation. updates also available on our web site kron4.com, and our
tahoe is where the search is focused. in petaluma ma the pictures of burn bun are -- alyssa byrne, 19 years old, 5' 3". black air. blue eyes. here is a better picture of alyssa byrne, a young woman, 19 years. a graduate of casa grande high school. she went for the snowglobe music festival and staying at the horizon hotels and lives with her folks in petaluma and always send as text to her mom. they argue sometimes but if that is the problem, all is forgive were. i want you do know you are not in trouble. i want you home. we want you home so we know you are safe. >> facebook page has been set up for alyssa byrne called find alyssa byrne. investigators have been checking out the surveillance video from the casinos up there and i do not have anything to report. they have talkd to her friends trying to find out what the series of events was. she was spotted at midnight in the hotel and not seen or heard from since. the investigation focusing on the south shore and if she comes home, all is forgiven. >> murder charges could be brought against a san jose custodian who shot and killed a susp
at casa grande high school in petaluma for alyssa byrne. the teen who went missing back on new years eve near lake tahoe. kron four's jeff pierce was in attendence >> alyssa had so many friends, i really want to emphasize the so many part, because well just look around. >> reporter: hundreds of friends, family and classmates of alyssa byrne came together at the high school she graduated from for a memorial service saturday. in a ceremony that was emblematic of the close knit twon that petaluma is, they remembered alyssa who was reported missing on new years eve after attending a concert at lake tahoe. >> my biggest fear today was that we were going to show up and there was going to be twenty kids. >> reporter: tears and hugs were the hallmark of an event that paid tribute to the nineteen year old alyssa. those who attended the event sere encouraged to wear pink. >> she told me one time she wanted her funeral to be a party with all her favorite things so with all of this pink it's absolutely amazing. >> reporter: the preliminary investigation into her death has lead investigators to belie
missing. the search for 19-year-old alyssa byrne resumes this morning. tara moriarty is in petaluma where loved ones are hoping to hear she has been found alive and well. >>> we're here at beyond the glory and this restaurant is going to be hosting a fundraiser in the search for missing alyssa byrne. it has been three days since she was last seen. obviously her friends and family extremely concerned. her mother kim and her older brother is r waiting for word from her dad who has been in lake tahoe for the past few days looking for his daughter. serge and rescue teams scoured the area by helicopter and snow shoes yesterday and will do the same today. she vanished around midnight from the horizon casino hotel. she will gone there after leaving an outdoor concert fest early because she was cold. one friend who spotted her in the lobby that night says alyssa didn't seem to be herself. she appeared to be intoxicated or on drugs. they have discovered a new signal transmitted in minutes after the new year from her phone. >> we're worried, the nighttime temperatures are very cold. if she's expose
of -- glory, this is one of four restaurants that will help with the search. alyssa's mother and brother have been by the phone waiting to hear any news while her father has been up in the lake tahoe for the past few days looking for his daughter. search and rescue teams scoured the area by helicopter and snow knew-- snowshoe. she vanished on new year's eve from the horizon hotel. one friend who said he spotted her in the lobby that night says alyssa didn't seem to be herself. he said she appeared intoxication but was not in distress. so far all of these searches have turned up nothing. >> apparently it was -- it revealed nothing which i was very revealed to find out. you know, i'm hoping -- i'm hopeful that that means she's in an area where at least she's warm. >> reporter: now, investigators have discovered a new signal, transmitted from her phone just minutes after the new year. they are looking into that as well as some tweets. alyssa's twitter account show two final tweets that she just lost trust in the person she trusted the most. that was on the afternoon of new year's eve. it can't b
to the search for 19- year-old alyssa byrne. her body was discovered this morning. next at eight. a missing petaluma teenager is found dead in lake tahoe. kron4 is live there as police try to figure out what happened. and a vigil underway for the 19-year-old girl in petaluma tonight. as family and friends remember alyssa byrne graduated from the school, located. i'm catherine heenan. see you at eight! tonight at six. a tragic end to the search for 19-year- old alyssa byrne. her body was discovered this morning. friends and family are gathering in petaluma for a candlelight vigil. but first, we start our team coverage tonight in lake tahoe. kron4's philippe djegal is there live with the latest. philippe? >> reporter: last time the el dorado couny sheriff's department says crews planned on searching for alyssa byrne in the snow this morning. but before they left. she had already been found. dead and alone. >> this utility truck was of very high and was able to look over the embankment and spotted her body >> they say that her to have to help to identify her body. >> there does not seem to be
. alyssa byrne was last seen at a new year's eve music festival in north lake tahoe. her friends say she took a shuttle bus back to the hotel without them. police have confirmed that a call or text was made from alyssa's cell phone just after midnight on the 1st. they're also looking into some cryptic tweets. >>> and next door in arizona, two teenagers there say they have learned their lesson. they wound up hanging on to a dead tree after the frozen lake they were walking across cracked. both lost a shoe in the icy waters. so, they covered their bare feet with their hats. after being stuck there for more than four hours, rescuers finally arrived and pulled them to safety. lesson learned, indeed. >>> and police in south florida are seeking help after three guys were seen on surveillance tape, holding up a radio shack outlet. it happened this past monday. after corralling several people in a storage room, they went about stealing expensive cell phones, some iphones, as well. then, they fled out a back door and into, yep, a waiting getaway car. >>> and if you are feeling under the weather t
tahoe area. alyssa byrne was last seen at horizon resort after midnight on new year's day. her cell phone was last used at 12:03 later than originally thought. teams have searched the area near the hotel and are going room to room. $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to her return. our news reporter is in petaluma with a live report in our next half hour. >> the three primary suspects in the murder of a venture capitalist are schedules to appear in court. one of the suspects appeared yesterday. he and two others are charged with killing the entrepreneur in the mansion. the defendants are eligible for the death penalty so they may talk to make a deal. >> it puts a lot of pressure and attorneys discuss that issue with their clients carefully. it is a tremendous bargaining chip for the prosecution. >> dixon from am made -- alameda is another suspect in the case. >> another suspect was taken off the street because of computers. a shot spotter system set off the system and officers headed to 84th seconds after gunshots were picked up by the system, a group of microphones set
and still no sign of alyssa. the search has intensified tonight for the petaluma teenage here disappeared while at a south lake tahoe music festival on new years eve. alyssa byrnes' father is in nevada and air and ground searches have been going on all day. kimberly has new details. she joins us live from petaluma where the teenager's mother is waiting and hoping for the best. >> reporter: hoping for the best and hoping her daughter will walk into the front door any time now. today, authorities did expand the search area in lake tahoe and are continuing to conduct interviews, both in lake tahoe and also here in petaluma. friends who saw 19-year-old alyssa byrne right before she went missing say she was not acting like herself. >> she was a really happy personal girl. >> reporter: they were in tahoe for the three-day outdoor snow globe music festival. her friends say on new years eve she left the concert to head back to the hotel by herself. that's when one of her friends say he ran into her in the lobby and something wasn't right. >> she seemed intoxicated or under the influence of some t
-old alyssa byrne. >> reporter: kim byrne last saw her 19-year-old daughter on saturday when she left their petaluma home with three friends headed for a weekend in south lake tahoe. alyssa texted her parents every day of the trip until she went missing on new year's eve. >> i know that this is very much unlike her to not call or text somebody to let them know that she's okay. >> reporter: alyssa and her friends had gone to a party as that night called snow globe. this is video another person posted on youtube. alyssa took a shuttle from the party to the hotel the horizon on new year's eve. the last her friends heard from her was at about 8:00 that night. >> i'm hoping maybe she is just out there being a typical teenager and just having a great time and letting time slip away from her. >> reporter: alyssa works at cattle man's restaurant in petaluma as a hostess. she is also taking classes at the local junior college to be a firefighter paramedic. she was last seen at a bar at the horizon hotel around 1 a.m. new year's day wearing all black with a ponytail in her hair. she is 5'3", 12
at this point. they are looking into that. we also learned the hotel where 19-year-old alyssa byrne was staying, we learned there is a room to room search going on right now, it continues on right now and the surrounding areas will be wrapping up. first, let's hear from her father this morning. a father who is here in the area searching for his daughter. >> my level of hope is that she is out there. if you are, just come home. we live you, miss you. anybody that information, please call the tip line that is established. we want to hear any tip. >> reporter: she was with friends that music festival on new year's eve night on the campus of the south lake tahoe community college. south of here. the friends that she was with that night say she left that event early on new year's eve night to return to the hotel. those friends say she was spotted there by -- or was spotted that hotel by a reliable source after midnight on -- in the morning of january 1. and there has been no sign of her sense. the search was expanded today and they were looking in snow banks around the casino and areas around the mu
resume their search in lay -- lake tahoe area. alyssa byrne was last seen at horizon resort after midnight on new year's day. her cell phone was last used at 12:03 later than origin originay thought. teams have searched the area near the hotel and are going room to room. $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to her return. our news reporter is in petaluma with a l ourt in our next half hour. >> the three primary suspects in the murder of a venture capitalist are schedulesappear o appear in court. one of the suspects appeared yesterday. he and two others are charged with killing the entrepreneur in the mansion. the defendants are eligible for the death penalty so they may talk to make a deal. >> it puts a lot of pressure and attorneys discuss that issue with their clients carefully. it is a tremendous bargaining chip for the prosecution. >> dixon from am made -- alameda is another suspect in the case. >> another suspect was taken off the street because of computers. a shot spotter system set off the system and officers headed to 84th seconds after gunshots were picked up
on the air. >>> hundreds of people gathered to remember alyssa byrnes, the petaluma teen whose body was found in the snow? south lake tahoe last week. >> say thank you, two words just aren't enough. >> kevin byrnes fought back tears and expressed his deep gratitude at the memorial for his daughter. they donned pink, turning the high school gym into a sea of her favorite colors and shared memories of the 19-year-old. [laughter] >> alyssa's friends grief comes in waves, going between sorrow and joy, they know she would want them to choose the letter. >> i don't want you guys to be sad anymore. >> i hate to say this brought us together but this brought us all together as a community, a family, friendship. it's amazing. ♪. reporter: the already tightknit community has green even closer as they reminisce on the girl remembered as lively, outgoing, bringing people together after death as she did in her life. >> if said this to a one of kid last night. my wife and i lost other daughter, and that's what we have gamed -- i don't know -- 150 kids. >> alyssa is being cremated and will be laid to rest
in south lake tahoe. alyssa burns' body was found by a utility worker last friday in a snow bank not far from the snow globe music festival she attended. an autopsy did not determine the cause of death. sheriff deputies are now waiting for toxicology results. that could take up to six weeks. the public memorial is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. tomorrow at casa grande high school. her family is asking those who attend to wear pink, her favorite color. >>> well, people in alyssa's hometown learned she was missing in part because of the efforts of a man known as petaluma batman. you are about to see why they call him that and what he does to help others. sergio you talked to this real life caped crusader. he may make people chuckle, but he tries to do some good. >> this just the last month is when the petaluma batman started roaming the streets of the city. in that short time he got the town talking and quite a few people cheering him on. for the last few weeks this caped character has been scooting through the streets of petaluma on a mission. >> it has taken uh hold in the newest move vees. at
is amazed at facebook response. a couple of sightings since noon yesterday on the "find alyssa byrne page." she disappeared after going to a concert with friends. the last call was 11:30 and was seen at the hotel at midnight. then nothing. her mother is staying behind in petaluma in case she turns up here. word this morning is investigators will check bank records. >> at this point, they were considering even going door to door in the casinos to do a door to door-to-door check. 20 friends have driven to south lake tahoe to get out the word. a close friend is headed to tahoe tomorrow and talked and texted with alyssa byrne on new year's eve and thought nothing of the sudden end until the next day to day when i saw the next day, has anyone seen alyssa byrne and i heard no one had seen her i was starting to get worried. >> it is not that unusual for a 19-year-old woman to take off but her mother says that is not the way her daughter operates. >> we are hoping she is indoors at this point. we are waiting to hear. waiting for her to come through the doors. >> the mother says that the days are
. on the other side of a high snow bank, ten feet from the road, the body of alyssa burn. >> at this time, they do not see outward signs of trauma. >> reporter: investigators say her body is between the horizon hotel and the venue for the three-day snow globe mucsic festiv festival. she probably walked back from the concert because the line for the bus was too long and she stumbled behind a snow bank. that seems to contradict a statement from a friend who yesterday was described by investigators as a very credible witness and the last to see her alive. mi he said that she was intoxicated or under the influence of some kind of drugs. >> we have not seen her yet on the tape. so it's possible that he could have been mistaken with no malice or ill intent. >> i spoke to that witness by phone this afternoon. and he told me, "i'm sure i saw her at the hotel between 12:30 and 1:00. i think the sheriffs are lying. they won't even show me the tapes, i mean, how do you fall a sleep in a snow bank when it's ten degrees outside." tweets that were sent by alyssa during the day referencing a fall out wi
not expect this outcome but we are going to deal with this now the best the body of 19 year old alyssa byrne found behind a snow bank in south lake tahoe, less than a mile from attended new year's eve. >> ten feet off pioneer trail, right alongside the roadway >> reporter: the santa rosa junior college student last seen mileaway at a musci festival on new yrs eve stories... kron4's alecia reid is live in lake tahoe tonight. >> there were able to look up pretty high and see. where investigators are trying to piece together the chain of events which ended alecia? r >> we will take the body to the forensics and bess the cause of death >> reporter: the father is on the scene and his dealing with as expected >> reporter: there are as many unanswered questions, did she get of the shuttle lost russian market was she in the hotel lobby? anybody with information is encouraged to call police reporting, alecia reed, kron 4. >> thanks alecia.we'll check back with you at six. let's get to grant lodes -- he's giving us a better look at where this all happened. grant? here are some key locations in the sou
detected, one they didn't know about from alyssa byrne's cell phone. sometimes in the hours around when she was last seen. the second information, there was a room to room search conducted of the hotel where the teen was staying with her friends. we know that she was making daily phone contact with her parents. that ended new year's eve night. >> reporter: alyssa byrne was staying with three friends here at the casino hotel. this is the last place she was seen after 2:00 a.m. new year's day. >> my level of hope is she is out there. if you are, just come home. we love you. we miss you. anybody that any information please call the tip line that is established. we want to hear any tip. >> her father made a plea for help as search and rescue crews searched the area for any sign of her. she was here at the south lake tahoe community college monday night attending a music festival. friends say she left early and next was spotted that hotel -- at the hotel after midnight. >> sheriff's department brought in a helicopter. >> reporter: investigators say her last confirmed cell phone location was the
>>> we know how strong alyssa is and we know she's going to come home. >>> good evening everyone, i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. a petaluma teenager is missing and half of her family is searching. the other half is in petaluma waiting. debora villalon is live with new leads in the alyssa case. >> a ping that they got from the cell phone. they thought it was near a soccer field, baseball feel area. so at least now they are able to have a footstep of where to go. >> i'm gone a party. >> reporter: alyssa and a few friends were at a concert when she returned to the hotel alone. a friend who saw her there said she seemed fine. >> on a hotel lobby, you could tell she sat for a minute, got up and walked out. >> reporter: walked where or with whom a mystery. >> we all started to worry and freak out a little bit. >> reporter: alyssa's friend waking up to check out realized she was missing. >> we started to call everybody we knew, called the hospital, called the police. >> reporter: one of the calls was to her father kevin bryne who went to search for her. he is studying to be
ar. >>> we know how strong alyssa is and we know she's going to come home. >>> good evening everyone, i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. a petaluma teenager is missing and half of her family is searching. the other half is in petaluma waiting. debora villalon is live with new leads in the alyssa case. >> a ping that they got from the cell phone. they thought it was near a soccer field, baseball feel area. so at least now they are able to have a footstep of where to go. >> i'm gone a party. >> reporter: alyssa and a few friends were at a concert when she returned to the hotel alone. a friend who saw her there said she seemed fine. >> on a hotel lobby, you could tell she sat for a minute, got up and walked out. >> reporter: walked where or with whom a mystery. >> we all started to worry and freak out a little bit. >> reporter: alyssa's friend waking up to check out realized she was missing. >> we started to call everybody we knew, called the hospital, called the police. >> reporter: one of the calls was to her father kevin bryne who went to search for her. he is st
come by the home right after the news broke, and they were in tears. i spoke with alyssa byrne's mom earlier. she sounded very hopeful that her daughter would be found okay, and now this. >> it is with deep regret that we announce that we have recovered the body of alyssa byrne. she is deceased. at approximately 8:30 this morning a utility worker in south lake tahoe, california, observed a body of a person over a snow bank off pioneer trail between black bart and el tahoe. the body was approximately ten feet off the roadway. >> reporter: the neighbors came by much earlier this morning with food and drinks and flowers well before the douglas county sheriff made that awful announcement this morning. alyssa byrne's body found in the snow. we're hearing that there were no signs of trauma or foul play. a worker found the body. he was in a high vehicle. it appears she may have been walking and fell. she was last seen new year's after attending a music festival. she told her friends she was taking a shuttle to the hotel and may have walked instead. the deputies still need to trace her cell
for 19 year-old alyssa byrne of petaluma. missing in a tall pole. we will have a live report coming up here is >> the monthly jobs report will also be released in the next hour. >> the morning and a it is certainly a cold start. we have fairfield at 30 degrees currently. it is a clear start to the morning for the most part. we do have this fall for the valley. we have lost a couple of degrees. we have 41 and have moon bay. it is mostly sunny skies. is this pretty pleasant afternoon in store and we do have wet weather to talk about. and our climat >> as we continue to look at the 6:00 hour. usually this is when the metering lights are activated. even though we have picked up a little slow in the east bay on interstate 585. there is light traffic all on the bay area. >> developing new is right now, a police chase the ends with a crash in san francisco. it happened at fifth and townsend. kron4 as will tran is on the same. >> pg&e crows will be on the same to trying to restore the power. they stated that this accident happened about one party in the morning. they stated that the chp or the
tahoe. they are triesing the moves of alyssa byrne. tara moriarty is in petaluma where the community is coming together in hopes of finding her. >> we're here at beyond the glory restaurant which is hosting a fundraiser in the search for alyssa byrne and there have been new developments including activity from alyssa's cell phone right before it died. meanwhile, her mother and older brother remain at home in petaluma while her father is up in south lake tahoe where he's been for the past few days looking for his daughter. search and rescue teams scoured the area by helicopter and snow shoe. 19-year-old byrne vanished around midnight from the horizon casino hotel. she has gone there after leaving an outdoor concert early. she told friends she was cold. sheriff's deputies have a new clue to go on o, a ping off her cell phone sometime after midnight january 1st. >> last i heard they thought it was near a soccer field, baseball field area, so at least now they're able to have a footstep of where to go. >> reporter: surveillance from the hotel lobby shows alyssa sitting for a few minutes
a new year's eve celebration. ktvu's allie rasmus was at the memorial for alyssa byrne and tells us about the new safety campaign launched in her memory. >> reporter: the family of alyssa bryne said goodbye. the group outside was just a fraction of the hundreds who met at the high school for alyssa's memorial. many wearing pink, her favorite color. >> i are remember those piercing blue eyes and that radiant smile and the fact she was 1 so miles per hour, but she loved 110 miles per hours. >> engage, adventurous and feisty and family and friends she has was an avid athlete. the teen wasn't missing after attending a concert at lake tahoe. her body was found in the snow, near the route she would have walked to get back to her hotel. >> the lights up there, was something she wasn't prepared for. it was freezing cold and she took the wrong turn. >> reporter: an autopsy showed no signs of foul play. toxicology tests are still pending. >> this could have been prevented if someone was with her. >> reporter: alyssas a death inspired friends to launch a safety campaign. >> no matter what
to look for her. tara moriarty has more. >> reporter: alyssa burn's friend reported her missing to south lake tahoe police and they started sending out pictures of her. they gave the case to the sheriff's office in nevada which was actually across the state line. it took lake tahoe police reportedly more than a day and a half to notify nevada. we called them this morning and we are waiting to hear what they have to say about it. meantime, alyssa burns has not been seen since shortly before midnight according to friends who were with her. she was in town for a three day music festival which attracts thousands. she disappeared around 11:30 and told her friends she was taking a shuttle back to the resort. she was spotted by guests in the lobby around midnight. she worked as a hostess here in petaluma and was studying to be a paramedic firefighter at the campus. again she is described as 5- foot 3, long hair died black and a fair complexion. we'll see where all of this stands right now with the investigation. live in petaluma, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> a court arrangement is set for t
is alyssa's grieving friends. >> when she went missing i was sure she was going to come home. i was almost 100% positive. >> alyssa, alyssa, makes everyone laugh. >> she was an amazing person, so fun to be around and brighten your mood whenever you were upset. >> we didn't expect this outcome, but we are going to deal with it now. as best we can. >> she was a great, a great girl and she'll be really missed and-- >> and clearly she won't be forgotten. the terrible news just as the family, friends and businesses there were gearing up to support the efforts to find alyssa. alyssa. >> switching gears, growing concerns over a stranded oil rig in a remote area of alaska. the massive platform running aground near the kodiak island last week and now, officials are scrambling to secure and recover the troubled rig before another storm does even more damage. dominic di-natale joining us from l.a. >> hi, rick, today for this remote island of southern alaska, weather conditions have plagued this, what's described as a coast guard command, crisis managers, they're bringing in a fleet of 14 support ship
of 19 year old alyssa byrne. >>> and starting today, no more free parking at meters in san francisco. we'll have more on the change in a live report. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm marty gonzalez. >>> and i'm ysabel duron. we'll get to those top stories in a moment. but first, we want to get a quick check of your forecast with janu. >> we are still dealing with some showers in the north bay. the ad cloud coverage. expecting a pretty dry day. partly to mostly sunny. mostly clear skies as the go towards the evening. taking a look at the temperatures a little bit warmer. matt 40's in napa 47 in oakland. mid- 40's and napa i-low 50s for this afternoon. 52 degrees in napa, expected later. and 52 degrees and will take a look at futurecast and track the rainfall. for now, let us go back over to marty. >> good news for hockey fans this morning - the n-h-l and players have a tentative agreement that will salvage the season. negotiations lasted more than 16 hours. they finally resolved remaining issues early this morning. sharks fans have been without games for one- hundred-13 day
. it is the worst case scenario, 19-year-old alyssa burn was found dead. her family and community in petaluma is in shock and tears. the teenager has been missing since following a new year's eve music following in south shore. kimberly tere is at the family home had in pet law ma. we begin with monte francis who returns from south lake tahoe. >> it is with deep regret we announce we have recovered the body of alyssa burns. >> reporter: a high snow bank obstructed the view of searchers for three days until this morning a utility worker in an elevated truck saw the body of 19-year-old alyssa burns. her friends who had accompanied her to the three day snow globe music festival, it was the worst news possible. >> that's what everyone is worrying about. >> reporter: friends say she liked to wander off by herself and investigators say the road where her body was found lies between the horizon hotel where she was stay iing and the conce venue. >> at this time in their investigation they do not see any outward signs of trauma. >> reporter: the sheriff's department says it's likely she was among the
-year-old alyssa byrne who died in lake tahoe over the new year's holiday. the restaurant hosted a fundraiser in memory of the former student athlete. investigators found byrne's body along the road where they expect she died while walking back to her hotel. police say they do not suspect foul play. friends of the family say they are devastated by the loss of their only daughter. >> they are courageous in my opinion. nobody can understand what you are going through with the loss of a sibling or a child. >> alyssa byrne's brother worked at the restaurant. the family asked that the donations be made in her name. >>> a 13-year-old tourist viz tding san francisco from another country was hit by a cab last night. she was rushed to san francisco general hospital with life threatening injuries. >>> and police are offering a $10,000 reward for help solving a serious hit-and-run accident from christmas eve. a man is in critical condition after he was hit in a cross walk by a drag racing car that looks like this. it is a black two-door honda civic. it is possible that the car has damage to
-year-old alyssa irn about who died in lake tahoe over to holiday. beyond the glory restaurant hosted a fundraiser in memory of the former student athlete who reportedly knew almost every one in town. investigators found byrne's body along the road in tahoe where they suspect she died while walking back to a hotel after a new years eve concert. police do not suspect foul play. friends of the family say they are devastated by the loss of their only daughter. >> they've been, from my observations, on other interviews. they are courageous in my opinion. certainly nobody could understand fully what you're going through with the loss of a sibling or child. all of our hearts here go out. >> alyssa byrne's brother at that restaurant. >>> there is a $10,000 reward for solving a hit and run accident that happened on christmas eve. a 54-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit in the crosswalk by a drag racing car that looks like this one. 1996, the 2000 black two door civic. it is possible that it has damage to the front passenger side because of the collision. witnesses say two c
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